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Apply for indigency (waiver of court fees and costs)

If you can't afford to pay court fees and costs, you can apply for a waiver.

Massachusetts Court System

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To apply for indigency, you will need to fill out:

You should complete the Inmate's Affidavit of Indigency form instead of the Affidavit of Indigency if:

  • You’re currently in prison or jail 
  • You’re not seeking immediate release but are suing a "state or county agency, official or employee" about something related to a condition of confinement or something that happened during confinement, and;
  • You’re looking for the court to pay normal court costs

How to apply Apply for indigency (waiver of court fees and costs)

Once you fill out the appropriate forms, file them with the clerk at the court where your case is being heard. Use the Courthouse Locator to find your court.

Once you fill out the appropriate forms, file them by mailing them to the court where your case is being heard. Use the Courthouse Locator to find your court’s address.

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